Temple Crag

Extended Mountain Camp; July 2009

Jason was the "last man standing" for an Extended Mountain Camp from Sierra Mountain Center - the other two clients had canceled for one reason or another.  So we met one early Sunday morning, with a climate dilema.  Thunderstorms had been hitting us with clockwork precision every afternoon, making a lot of the taller alpine climbs normally dispatched on a trip like this a little harder.  So we pulled together a plan, and our after-action report to SMC looked like this: Sunday, 20090719.  Morning:  Climbed Running Lizards (II 5.7, 3 pitches), PSOM Wall, Pine Creek Canyon, Bishop.  Afternoon:  Packed up, drove past Big Pine to Glacier Lodge, and hiked into Third [...]

By |2019-06-06T07:24:47-07:00August 7th, 2009|Alpine Climbing, Rock Climbing|

Temple Crag Climbing

Temple Crag / Dark Star is the massive buttress immediately right of the summit / Sun Ribbon Arete is the prominent knife-edge ridge immediately to the left of the summit / Moon Goddess Arete is the next distinct ridge, starting immediately above the pine tree top in the left of the photo / Venusian Blind Arete is the less distinct line to the left of Moon Goddess 20090711-13.  Pat came up from San Diego, wanting to climb on Temple Crag.  Temple is host to some fantastic alpine grade III, IV, and V routes on surprisingly good rock.  Pat and I got to climb Moon Goddess (IV 5.8, 15 pitches), with [...]

By |2019-06-06T07:24:47-07:00July 18th, 2009|Alpine Climbing|

Contact Info

200 South Main St, Bishop CA 93514

Phone: 760-873-8526